Bill’s been back in touch.
If you missed his ‘track-plan-pic’, it’s at the bottom of this post.
Bill from Virginia again. My first 4×8 section is nearly complete.
All basic scenery is in and now I’m adding in details and starting to weather the rolling stock and buildings. Still a lot to do but I’m switching happily and having great fun!
Thanks again for your posting all of the talented modelers out there. Your site and seeing what other do motivated me to get back into active participation in this great hobby. You don’t need a lot of space to have fun.
Attached is a link to my latest video. Trains are running and I give a quick overview of the layout as well.
Bill in Virginia”
Now on to something completely different.
Who can help, Peter? Because I’m sure it will help quite a few of us:
“I know it’s been awhile but just wanted to drop a line and ask a question maybe you can answer or get some feed back for me.
Only have a few engines with DCC and some smoke, but I have found that they require a lot of power or you just can’t use your typical HO transfer.
I recently had a problem with a Broadway limited T1 4-4-4-4 steam engine DCC and the board burnt out for the second time first time got board from them to replace second time they wouldn’t help at all but here’s where it interesting, I dismantled the engine took out all the DCC and required the engine , just have to touch the transformer the engine takes off runs better then it did before just now no smoke or sound , runs awesome.
Don’t think it’s fair that the new technologies should cost us so much money because now a family hobby has become more about money than creativeness , MTH for one I’ve found out that there engines work properly only with there equipment, is that fair , that why I only have 1 engine by them and I don’t even run it because it don’t run well off my transformers.
Thanks for listing hope to hear from and keep send out those emails from other hobbyists , there great.
Please do let me know your thoughts on this – just leave a comment below if you can help.
A huge thanks to Bill – loved his video and can’t wait for the next update. It’s been wonderful to see its creation right from the very start. Stunning stuff. He’s right too, you don’t need a lot of space to have fun. You just have to start.
That’s all today folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if today’s the day you start your layout.